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Zero Trust or just untrustworthy? Exploring Zero Trust fears

Zero Trust is a strategy where you assume you’ve been breached and operate as though attackers already have access to your environment. Trevor Dearing, EMEA Director of Technology at Illumio, clears up some of the general fears surrounding this approach to cybersecurity. Even before the pandemic, implementing Zero Trust architecture was at the top of […]


Vulnerability assessment, penetration testing or red teaming: which is right for your enterprise?

Red teaming is a service focused on the assessment of a company’s operational security capabilities via conducting a sophisticated attack simulation exercise and evaluating detection and response reaction of defending SOC specialists (blue team). Alexander Zaytsev, Head, Security Assessment, Kaspersky, explains the difference between red teaming and other services including vulnerability assessment and penetration testing. […]


Channel trust and unlocking the cybersecurity challenge

To gain the competitive advantage in the zettabyte era, as the pace of the technology revolution picks up, customers need the confidence to innovate and trusted cybersecurity strategies are a foundational pillar. Vangelis Lagousakos, General Manager – Channel Sales, Middle East, Russia, Africa and Turkey (MERAT) – Dell Technologies, outlines how channel partners have a […]


Rewriting the rules on resilient infrastructure

Taking the right steps to forming a reliable Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery strategy are firmly placed at the heart of many boardroom discussions. Steve Blow, EMEA Sales Engineering Manager at Zerto, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, discusses the importance of building a stronger line of defence when it comes to cybersecurity, and why a […]


Future-proofing networks to support rising data centre demand and network connectivity

Network service providers have never played a more fundamental role as organisations across the Middle East adapt to the ‘new normal’ and accelerate their digitalisation journeys. That is the view of Feras Hani, Infrastructure System Engineer, CommScope, who tells Intelligent CIO how organisations can future-proof their networks in support of rising data centre demand and […]


Changing the world with sustainable business practices

Organisations have had to reassess their consumption strategies to ensure they can make more sustainable choices when managing and storing data. Marco Fanizzi, Vice President and General Manager EMEA at Commvault, offers his advice for organisations to develop more environmentally friendly business practices and make better and greener decisions. It’s no longer possible to ignore […]


The democratisation of the workplace through Edge Computing

Edge Computing is critical to ensuring a seamless transition from the traditional workplace setting to the future of work. It is here now, and it’s hybrid. To realise its full potential, businesses must focus on the outcome rather than the implementation of the technology. Rick Vanover, Senior Director, Product Strategy, Veeam, tells us how the […]


The key to cloud choice is consistency, not complexity

Cloud options available to businesses have expanded rapidly as the use of modern applications – which rely on the hybridity and flexibility that multi-cloud environments provide – has exploded. Lee Syse, Cloud Tech Lead, VMware Sub-Saharan Africa, discusses the challenge facing businesses today, particularly their IT teams and how they can find that perfect balance […]


The journey from tech side project to Return on Investment

With so many technology solutions on the market today, business leaders must decide where to invest their budgets to ensure they achieve Return on Investment. Dave Russell, Vice President of Enterprise Strategy at Veeam, talks us through some of the key aspects to consider when looking to establish more advanced business operations and ensure a […]


Refocusing the channel on solution lifecycle management

Louise Taute, Marketing Director, Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa, talks to us about refocusing lifecycle management on a solution that will deliver a customers desired business outcome consistently throughout its lifetime. Today’s software-driven economy has significantly disrupted the traditional IT channel. No longer dependent on selling hardware with built-in software and maintenance contracts, the environment is now […]


How can healthcare organisations overcome a COVID-19 data overload?

As we enter the second year of a global pandemic, it’s clear that COVID-19 makes no exemptions in its attack, our economies have been hit hard and almost every sector across the world has faced disruption, with many pushed to breaking point. This is especially true of the healthcare sector. Jacob Chacko, Regional Director – […]


The age of distributed IT: A channel partner’s playbook

Across the entire channel ecosystem, from alliance partners to distributors and systems integrators, channel companies must prepare themselves and their business models, for a new technological landscape and the need to keep their offerings relevant within it. With this in mind, Sherifa Hady, EMEA Channel Sales Director, HPE Aruba, shares three key technology demands that […]


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